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October 4, 2015

(video) Dynamic Range Compared: Sony A7r II vs Canon 5DsR vs 1Dx vs Nikon D810

Filed under: Photography • jf — Jeff Fenske @ 5:31 pm

Really interesting and well executed DR comparison, recommended by Luminous Landscape.

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Sony A7r II Pt 1 – Dynamic Range Compared



Published on Sep 15, 2015

Michael Tapes takes a comprehensive look at the image quality of the Sony A7r II hi-resolution ILC camera, as compared to the Canon 5DsR and 1Dx, as well as the Nikon D810

October 3, 2015

NWS: September 2015 wettest September for Anchorage Alaska — The new monthly record of 7.71″ replaces the previous record of 7.61″ that was set in 2004. The average September precipitation is 2.99″

Filed under: Personal • jf,Photography • jf — Jeff Fenske @ 2:27 pm

August used to be the wettest month.

The sogginess thwarted my fall photography plans– arghh! The colors never popped. Except the sky was pristine blue, after having as many as 600+ fires in Alaska at one time, this summer.

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US National Weather Service Alaska


The official September precipitation numbers are in! If you thought this month was rainier than normal in Anchorage, you’d be right. September 2015 is officially the wettest September on record for Anchorage. The new monthly record of 7.71″ replaces the previous record of 7.61″ that was set in 2004. The average September precipitation is 2.99″.

With an annual total of 15.01″, more than half of this year’s precipitation so far has fallen in September alone.

This is also the third wettest month in Anchorage since records began, with only August 1989 (9.77″) and August 1997 (8.37″) experiencing more precipitation.

This week’s storm dropped an official total of 2.8″ of snow at the airport. That accounts for all of this month’s snowfall and makes this September the fourth snowiest September on record.

Another article that I found two days later, after it had rained 14 days in a row. The chart shows how I got spoiled, photographing the fall colors in 2011:

Stubborn weather system pummels Anchorage with rainfall

September 15, 2015

A wet Tuesday in Anchorage marked the 12th day in a row that the city has seen measurable rainfall, with more precipitation on the way, according to the National Weather Service. The rain has pounded Alaska’s largest city and has already surpassed the monthly rainfall average for September — and is expected to continue for at least another week.

On average, the NWS says, Anchorage sees 2.99 inches of rain during the month of September.

“Now, (on Sept. 15) we’re at 3.27 inches and raining very hard,” National Weather Service meteorologist Joe Wegman said around 3 p.m. Tuesday.

This is the fourth consecutive year Anchorage has seen higher-than-average rainfall totals.

It’s raining in ! Here’s how this Sept. stacks up against other years. Check out your latest 4cast.

3:43 PM – 15 Sep 2015

September 10, 2015

(video) Past, Present and Future Of Photography – Brooks Jensen, Michael Reichmann and Kevin Raber

Filed under: Photography • jf — Jeff Fenske @ 5:42 pm

Brooks Jensen, Michael Reichmann & Kevin Raber

Luminous Landscape

Luminous Landscape

Published on Sep 8, 2015

A 42 minute free-ranging discussion on the history, present & future of photography. LensWork publisher Brooks Jensen, Luminous Landscape’s founder Michael Reichmann & publisher Kevin Raber talk of their past & present passion for Photography. Article at…

August 17, 2015

(video) The Magic of the Northern Lights – CBS Sunday Morning

Filed under: Fun–or–AMAZING Stuff!,Photography • jf — Jeff Fenske @ 3:52 pm

It’s really hard to describe what it’s like to see these in person. “Jaw dropping” is one of the words that partially works.

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The magic of the Northern Lights

CBS Sunday Morning

CBS Sunday Morning

Published on Apr 19, 2015

In the high latitudes of Alaska, the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, are a light show like no other. Lee Cowan travels to Fairbanks to witness the magical, even spiritual experience that viewing these extraordinary phenomena can be, and talks with photographer Ronn Murray about capturing the Aurora.

August 6, 2015

(video) Turnagain Arm Mudflats – Aerial drone from Hope, Alaska – Ray Bulson

Filed under: Photography • jf — Jeff Fenske @ 2:18 am

Turnagain Arm Mudflats

Wilderness Visions, Inc.

Published on Aug 5, 2015

Aerial (drone) video of tidal mudflats of Turnagain Arm from Hope, Alaska. View at 1080p or higher (shot in 4K).

June 16, 2015

(video) Canon PowerShot G7 X in New Mexico — What a pocket camera can do for you!

Filed under: Photography • jf — Jeff Fenske @ 3:58 pm

Video Feature: Josh Trujillo and the Canon PowerShot G7 X in New Mexico

dpreview com

dpreview com

Published on Jun 12, 2015

Josh Trujillo’s ‘day job’ as a photojournalist for the Seattle involves him shooting across the Seattle area with a heavy DSLR outfit. For a trip back to his hometown of Santa Fe New Mexico, we equipped him with something significantly lighter: the Canon PowerShot G7 X. Santa Fe and its surrounding landscapes are incredibly photogenic – take a look as Josh explores his hometown with the G7 X in his pocket.

May 17, 2015

(video) Optics and the Aurora — Human Eye vs. DSLR Camera

Filed under: Fun–or–AMAZING Stuff!,Photography • jf — Jeff Fenske @ 5:44 pm

Beneath the Aurora Extras: Optics and the Aurora

One of the Extra Features on the Beneath the Aurora DVD. Here, we describe some of the similarities and differences between DSLR cameras and the human eye, especially as they pertain to viewing and capturing the aurora.

Have a question about the aurora or shooting footage in the arctic? Leave us a comment!

See the trailer here:
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Thanks for watching!

Narration by David Gavin:

April 21, 2015

(podcast) Nature photography couple: Living out of an Airstream trailer!

Filed under: Photography • jf — Jeff Fenske @ 7:57 am


Beyond the Grand Landscape – Sarah Marino and Ron Coscorrosa Episode 86

by David Johnston on April 20, 2015 in Podcast


What’s in this episode?

  • How Sarah Marino and Ron Coscorrosa got started in photography
  • How Sarah and Ron met and eventually got married through photography
  • Tips for living out of an airstream for extended periods of time
  • Writing an ebook sounds exhausting!
  • Why they chose to write ebooks on Iceland and Death Valley
  • How to shoot Beyond the Grand Landscape

Links from this episode:

Sarah and Ron’s Website

Sarah and Ron’s Ebooks

Also Related:


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